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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

All-Poly Camp more than just football

By JC Shurburtt
Scouts Inc.

It's been nearly a decade in operation for Alema Te'o and the All-Poly Camp, and the event has become one of the premier annual showcases of talent and athlete enrichment experiences in the country.

The full-contact, football camp features instruction from top college coaches, and gets started this year on June 18 at Bountiful High School near Salt Lake City. It started primarily as a lineman camp, and featured prospects of Polynesian ethnicity (it's never been limited to that, though) but now includes all positions and a variety of nationalities.

The camp also features mandatory sessions that put emphasis on academics and life skills.

"The most key component of our camp is to take kids and show them that football is a brighter path to provide a better life," Te'o, the camp director, said. "We are a one-stop shop. Three days in June you get the chance to show what you can do for college coaches, and you also get the academics and life-coaching that you need."

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